Grp27: Front Plate

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Front Plate

Material: Cast Aluminum

Quantity: 1

Manufacturing Process: Heated liquid aluminum is poured into a ribbed mold and cooled to form the front plate.

Function: To protect the front of the crankshaft and piston encasement and also allow for easy access to the crankshaft and piston are for repairs and initial assembly.

Other:

Cast aluminum was chosen for the front plate to allow for the cheap and efficient production of durable, light, and functional parts.

Gravity and numerous screw forces. The forces acting upon the front plate and the forces exerted by the front plate upon the rest of the encasement effectively cancel each other out.

The material does not affect the manufacturing process because there is no simpler way than a mold to produce such a plate.

The shape does not affect the manufacturing process because there is no simpler way than a mold to produce such a plate.

The cast aluminum manufacturing process was chosen for the front plate because it allows for the cheap and efficient production of durable, light, and functional plates.

This front plate is shaped so because it needs to cover the whole front of the crankshaft and piston encasement. It is ribbed for further protection of the encasement.

This component is very functional in that it is light as well as durable enough to help protect the crankshaft within. It’s also cosmetic with its ribs.

I believe the cast aluminum manufacturing process was chosen for the front plate because it allows for the cheap and efficient production of a tough, functional, and light plate.

The front plate is not complex being only a plate. Even though it is ribbed it is less complex then a screw with its threads.

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